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Meet Our Director

Jon Meyer began his musical studies in the sixth grade, playing the saxophone in his hometown of Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Jon is on the faculty of the Lawrence Academy of Music (a division of the Lawrence Conservatory of Music) Appleton, Wisconsin, where he teaches individual lessons on woodwinds and is the director of the Academy’s Summer Band Camp.  He directed the Academy’s Symphonic Band, a middle school auditioned group from 2004 through 2012.  He was the founding director of the New Horizons Band Fox Valley, leading it from 2004 through 2015.  Jon has been a faculty member at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and an instrumental music teacher in Wisconsin public schools.

Jon has been a member of the KMB since 1992 and has performed solos with the band at various concerts.  His doctoral dissertation is a history of bands and bandleaders in northeastern Wisconsin.  It includes sections about Dr. Edgar Thiessen and other area dance band and concert band directors.  He is a member of the National Band Association and the Wisconsin Bandmasters Association.